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t to our tuesday morning. temperatures were 20 or 25 degrees warmer yesterday. it is 37 at reagan national airport, 39 in fredericksburg. at the freezing mark in cumberland winchester, frederick. 30 degrees in gaithersburg. this is warning in effect until 9:00. we will probably lose another couple degrees as we move closer to that. let's get an update on a rush hour commute with lisa baden. >> feeling good. nothing cumbersome right now as far as the beltway. interstate travel looks good. overnight construction is out of the way. moving at a good pace from 66 in manassas toward fair oaks and through falls church on the beltway topside. there's a picture of traffic moving nicely at university boulevard.
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nothing out of the norms in and out of baltimore. metro rail starts on normal service. now to news. >> one person recovering after a stabbing in wheaton just after 1:30 this morning in the 2200 block of shorefield road. police have not said they have made any arrests. >> a crucial day in the battle over health care reform. >> the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments about the constitutionality of the requirement that americans buy health insurance. jummy olabanji has more on the health care challenge. >> good morning. even at this early hour there's a line of people waiting for one of those tickets to get inside today. yesterday the justices decided -- rather heard arguments on whether they should even your this case. they decided to move forward. these people are waiting to get inside.
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today's supreme court session gets to the heart of this legal challenge. the controversial mandate of that says any american who does not purchase health insurance by 2014 will have to pay a penalty. attorneys for the 26 states including virginia that filed this lawsuit argued congress should not that the party to force an individual to buy something. if the mandate is constitutional, they say there's no limit to what the government can force americans to do. lawyers for the obama administration argued the mandate is the only way to finance something everyone needs at some point in their life. >> i think they asked good questions of both sides. it's always hard to predict. >> americans remain deeply divided over the president's a cure lot. does like hundreds outside the court yesterday in protest. >> freedom is a human right. >> and now the court seems just as divided. four justices are likely to
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uphold the law while two are likely to strike it down and three -- roberts scalia, and kennedy -- could hold the deciding votes. the justices will act swiftly on this matter. although an opinion is not expected to be handed down until june. that just happens to be right in the sixth of the election season. jummy olabanji, abc 7 news. -- thick of election season. >> president obama's rivals are criticizing a comedy made to the russian president while attending a nuclear security summit in south korea. the remark was caught on an open microphone. president obama asked that word be sent to vladimir putin that he needed a little more time to smooth things out regarding a missile shield -- defense shield in europe. >> after my election i have more flexibility. >> this morning north korea
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rebuffed president obama's criticism of its plan to launch a satellite aboard a rocket. it vows to go forward with what it insists is a peaceful mission. the summit ends today. >> will continue to follow the latest in the death of trayvon martin if. the teenager's parents will be in washington today attending a hearing on racial profiling and eight crimes. protesters from across the country and are calling for an arrest in his death. brianne carter is live on capitol hill with more. >> it has been rising tensions in this case over the past couple days from coast to coast. we have seen even more rallies and groups gathering on this issue, including last night in the community of sanford florida, where his parents were. for the first time they will be headed year later today to capital. one day after the one-month anniversary of the death of their son, his parents are coming to capitol hill for a hearing on racial profiling, a growing topics surrounding this
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case. >> i know i cannot bring my baby back but i am sure i'm going to make changes so this does not happen to another family >> last night in sanford the two were defensive at a town hall meeting after new information about his background was released, including the fact that at the time of the shooting martin had been suspended from school 10 days for marijuana possession. >> it tears me apart to sit here and listen to the slander that they are giving to my son. >> this comes as the rally cry for justice grows. the fact of the man at the center of all this, george zimmerman. students at d.c.'s school without walls were sparked to get involved if. they will march to a white house this afternoon asking authorities to take action. >> trayvon is the same as me and looks like me. it really let me know that we need to do something.
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>> the students are expected to march to the white house starting at noon today. in other news, we are now hearing information from george zimmerman posy friend. we will have more on that in the next half-hour. reporting live on capitol hill brianne carter. >> we are following breaking news from the fairfax county. police are on the scene of a murder-suicide in annandale. this happen overnight between midnight and 1:00 a.m. in the 3800 block of forced grove drive. the two people involved are related. john gonzalez is on his way to the scene. we will have a live report coming up shortly. >> extra security will be in place at a prince william county high school today after if threats were discovered in a bathroom. parents of students at potomac high school in dumphries received a call telling them about the threats. graffiti on a bathroom stall indicated a student would bring a gun to school today. police say there's no evidence that this is a credible threat. >> closing arguments said to
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begin today in the trial of a man charged with killing his twin brother. wael ali is charged with first- degree murder in his brother wasel ali's death in 2007. the body was found near the columbia mall. wael ali was arrested in jordan last september. days before the killing, the brothers were cited for impersonating police officers at an arlington nightclub. it is 35 degrees in old town alexandria. >> still ahead there's a new effort to try to put the brakes on montgomery county's speed cameras program. what some residents are taking the case to maryland's highest court. >> it your tap water smells or tastes different, changes are coming to the area posing water distribution system.
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>> welcome. it's 5:00 then. start to get going and not procrastinating. you never know what is going to happen on the highway. if things change dramatically. we are quite right now coming out of the neighborhoods. no problems on the beltway. moving nicely as far as interstate travel between richmond and baltimore. travel times in our favor for the most part.
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overnight construction has been cleared. we will take you to loudoun county the where the dulles toll way meet the dallas green road. looks good for traffic and metro rail, marc rail, vre. steve rudin is in the weather center. >> we are looking at a little bit of a wind chill factor outside of this hour something we have not seen for quite awhile. look at the temperatures. 22 degrees in mckinley maryland. germantown at 31. 32 and sterling. 33 at tuckahoe elementary in arlington. temperatures have a freeze warning until 9:00. frederick at freezing, the same in winchester. freeze warning covers the entire metro area with the exception of calvert and st. mary's counties. 52-57 degrees today, mostly sunny. the extended outlook in a few minutes. >> 5:11 right now.
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maryland was the highest court will hear a lawsuit over revenues from the monday county speed cameras program. payments made to the program operator are illegal. the group says contracts provide the operator with a financial incentive to help the county issued tickets. the court is expected to hear the case in june. >> there's still time if you want to run out and get a mega millions ticket. tonight's drawing for the jackpot of $363 million. this is the third largest mega millions jackpot ever. odds of winning, 1/176 million but you could be that lucky person? . >> there's a financial incentive. >> it's 31 degrees in leesburg. >> chaotic moments during the pope's's visit to cuba. details beforeon the destruction before the arrived. and oh dear...
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>> you are watching abc 7's "good morning washington" with cynne simpson and steve chenevey. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> checking our top stories. one person recovering after an overnight stabbing in wheaton maryland around 1:30 this morning in the 2200 block of shorefield road. don't know the victim's condition. police of not said what led to the stabbing or they have made any arrests. we will stay on top of the story. the supreme court will hear arguments on the key issue in the legal fight over the president's health care overhaul. 26 states have sued the administration over requirement that all americans by no concerns or face a penalty. the parents of the florida teenager shot to death by neighborhood watch volunteer will be in d.c. today for a congressional hearing. this comes one day after more rallies in support of trayvon martin and the revelation that he was suspended from school for
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marijuana possession. >> there is a disturbance during pope benedict's visit to cuba. as he entered the main square to celebrate mass yesterday command began shouting anti- government slogans. security agents restrained him and he was led away. tens of thousands of people turned out to see the pope yesterday. plans to fly to havana today to meet with president castro and possibly his brother. >> the virginia senate has approved a budget to fund state operations for the next few years. the senate rejected a democratic amendment that would enforce the state to pay the cost of pre- abortion ultrasound exams. the senate and house will negotiate to resolve differences between rival version of the budget. maryland lawmakers are a step closer to expanding gambling in the state if. yesterday the maryland senate gave preliminary approval to permitting table games and the bill would pave the way for a sixth casino license that would be awarded in prince george's county. rushern baker is backing a plan
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to bring a casino, national harbor. the government is urged to look into whether employers can ask applicants for their facebook password during a job interview. >> this has prompted a local agency to change course. a spotsylvania county sheriff's office will stop asking applicants to allow screeners to look it our facebook page. that is until congress, the justice department, and other agencies have had an opportunity to review the issue of. >> many people are curious about how that works out or if you would be willing to do that for a chance at a job. there are signs the dvd may be headed the way of the old 8 track. >> rob nelson has more. >> the fast track for do not track. the federal trade commission is calling on web sites to give users with a way to stop companies from collecting and sharing information about them by the end of the year. otherwise they will search for
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new laws. we will watch more movies online this year than from dvd's will spend far less. netflix and such services are a major reason. 36% of american millionaires use facebook and less than 6% used twitter. 65% of all u.s. adults use those services by contrast. texting and walking may be dangerous. a michigan woman fell off a pier in lake michigan and had to be rescued. other distracted walkers have fallen into fountains and sewers. a rob nelson. >> you have to be careful. >> time to check traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> steve rudin is with us. >> it is cold outside. we have not felt like this in the morning for about a month or so. it will warm up nicely as we move through the day tomorrow, but we have to deal with this morning if. 36 degrees at this hour.
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there's a wind chill factor this morning of 28. that is what it feels like the airport with wind out of the north at 12 miles an hour. in falls church, 34 degrees. 35 investment. the final stop is the upper northwest d.c., 33 degrees. temperatures across the board near freezing across much of the area. 33 in winchester -- 32. 40 degrees in annapolis apparently the chesapeake bay milder temperatures being the reason. 17 degrees colder in pittsburgh. what we have on the way is a freeze warning until 9:00. that includes the district and surrounding counties. more than likely the district and southern montgomery county don't have to worry about anything freezing. no damage really expected from this. 52-57 degrees today for the daytime high, wind out of the
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northwest at 5-15 miles an hour. partly cloudy. a little patchy frost west of d.c. for the overnight. temperatures falling into the cup upper 30's. much warmer tomorrow, 70-75 degrees. we cannot not rule out afternoon showers and some embedded thunderstorms. the cold front moves across the area. mid 60's behind the cold front. not a whole lot colder behind that. 64 on friday. chance of showers and near 70 degrees on saturday. here's lisa baden. >> nice so far. overnight construction put to bed. we will talk about the beltway which is moving relatively well. volume is does starting to grow. green light in montgomery county, near andrews air force base, across the wilson bridge there's a wide angle shot of the bridge. those are the lights in the background. that's gorgeous. nothing to report on the beltway in virginia.
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the dulles rail project, everything has been moved out of the roadway where they have been working on the hov lanes on the beltway and. smooth transition to get to the beltway. 95 in springfield, headlights are northbound. back to you. >> thank you. smooth sailing is what we like to see. if you34 degrees in fairfax. >> college and a pro game tonight in sports. who is playing and what it means. >> what bullion really looks like. >> i did not feel anything anymore. >> a movie that's creating a movement.
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team in london this summer. they will not be there. all salvador tied the americans killing the stars and stripes's quest to qualify for the summer games. >> baylor and stanford advanced last night to the final four in the women's n.c.a.a. bracket. belated terrapins look to the same tonight, facing notre dame. >> good luck to them. now tim brant with sports. >> good morning. spotlight this week is on the capitals. tonight they will play buffalo in a monster game with playoff implications. yesterday nicklas backstrom said that he feels good, but still listed as day-to-day. they have to beat buffalo tonight with or without him. they both have 84 points. this game is a monster. six games left. >> it has felt like every game, we have to win. when we lose a game, it feels like when in the playoffs you
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lose a game. it's really big. it's exciting. >> a playoff atmosphere just to get to the playoffs. it should be fun. i will see you at the verizon center tonight. have a great debt. >> we are looking at 35 degrees in la plata. >> still ahead in the next 30 minutes -- dominique strauss- kahn at the center of a new sex scandal. how this investigation is tied to the district. we will explain, coming up >> . i'm steve rudin. there is a freeze warning the continuous. how [ male announcer ] this one goes out to all the allergy muddlers. you know who you are. you can part a crowd without saying a word. you have yet to master the quiet sneeze. you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts. well, muddlers, muddle no more. try zyrtec®. it gives you powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin® because zyrtec® starts working at hour 1 on the first day you take it. claritin® doesn't start working until hour 3. zyrtec®.
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breaking news in annandale, virginia police on the scene of a murder-suicide. the latest coming up in a few minutes. good morning, washington. it's tuesday, march 27. i am steve chenevey. >> i am cynne simpson. glad you are starting your day with us. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. steve rudin as the forecast. we have not talked about temperatures this low in quite some time to. >> about 20 degrees colder than yesterday at this time. if you head out the door, it will be a shock to the system. there's a wind chill factor. 36 degrees at reagan national, 33 at dulles. freezing in winchester and petersburg. 38 in fredericksburg. freeze warning continues until 9:00. that includes the district and surrounding counties, everything shaded in blue. the exceptions are calvert and st. mary's counties, not under the warning. cooler temperatures today 52-57
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degrees expected with sunshine. today will be the fourth day this month with below average daytime highs. not going to last long. back in the '70s tomorrow. full forecast in a minute. first, lisa baden has traffic. >> there's an accident on layhill road in montgomery county. no problems on the beltway. an increase in volume on 95 in virginia. coming from the rappahannock river bridge all the way to the occoquan river bridge. everything is open. nothing up to the potomac and 14th street bridge and 395. travel times between washington and baltimore are normal. back to you. >> thank you. following breaking news in annandale. >> police on the scene of a murder-suicide. 3800 block of forest grove drive. john gonzalez has been following
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this story and is on the scene. he's joining us now with breaking details. >> [no audio] >> we lost that. but we will pick up our communication with him in a few minutes and get the latest on that scene in annandale. two people dead. >> also, the parents of trayvon martin are coming to capitol hill today. they will attend a hearing on racial profile a and a crimes. this comes as the calls have increased for an arrest in the shooting death of the teenager. brianne carter has more from capitol hill. morning. >> good morning. this visit on capitol hill comes as tensions are rising and after an emotional night in sanford, florida. this comes as confirmation was released about trayvon martin's background. at the time the shooting occurred, martin had been suspended from school for 10 days for marijuana possession,
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however family members say that had no impact on what happened. the rally cry for justice is growing. letters have been sent to the florida attorney general. students at d.c.'s school without walls felt the need to get involved. many of them believe they were touched personally by the case. they will march to the white house and asking authorities to take action. >> to know that trayvon is the same age as me and looks like me it really let me know that we need to do something. >> what do we want? >> justice cupp. >> we are also hearing from george zimmerman posy friend saying that george zimmerman had been crying for days after this alleged incident happened. federal and local authorities are convening. -- what do we want? >> justice. >> two new york city police
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involved in the shooting death of an unarmed man at his bachelor party have quit the force, resigning over disciplinary charges stemming from the 2006 shooting of sean bell. detectives shot and killed the man as well as injured two of his friends during a fight outside a strip club just before his wedding. >> a crucial day in the battle over health care reform as the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments about the constitutionality of the requirement that americans. buy milk americans jummy olabanji has more at the court this morning. >> good morning. out of the three days that the justices will be hearing the arguments, this is the most pivotal day and one that many across the country are watching. this morning's 90-minute session could be the most pivotal in this landmark legal hearing. today the high court will hear arguments, it's that will help them answer the question of whether or not the government really has the power to require every american to purchase
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insurance. the obama administration says the loss stopped companies from denying coverage. lawyers for the other side, including attorney general's of 26 states, as a freedom and individual liberty are risk. right now the court seems divided with four justices likely to uphold the law, two likely to strike it down, and three still undecided. americans are just as split. a lot of folks are in line this morning waiting for one of the ticket to get inside. only 60 people will be allowed inside. the justices have said they are likely to hand down any sort of opinion on the matter in june. abc 7 news reporting. >> it's 5:34 right now. former imf head and onetime french presidential candidate dominique strauss-kahn is accused of procuring prostitutes for hotel or departees in paris
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as well as in washington, d.c. the charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years. he was accused last year of raping a housekeeper in his manhattan hotel room. those charges were dropped, but he does still face a civil suit. that trial is set to begin tomorrow in new york. >> if your tap water begins to smell or taste differently don't panic. they have started spring cleaning at the washington aqueduct. they have stopped any ammonia to the water and are clinging the water pipes. customers in d.c., arlington faltered, and fairfax county will be affected over the next few weeks. >> its 36 degrees. >> there's been an arrest in the shooting of an openly gay man in columbia heights. we will hear from the family of a woman charged. >> and the composite sketch of a man who attacked a teenage girl
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>> come see this thought- provoking, mesmerizing like sculpture at the national gallery of art. good morning, washington. >> that's nice. >> it is.
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>> should be a nice day today. a little chilly to start. >> let's check in with steve rudin to find out if the chilly weather will change throughout the day. >> it will warm up a little. lots of sunshine expected for the morning. daytime highs today for the fourth day this month will be below average. a little bit of a change. 36 degrees this hour at reagan national. 33 at dulles. dealing with a little and still factor. feels like 23 in frederick. only 17 for the wind chill factor in western maryland. freeze warning continues until 9:00 in the district and surrounding counties. everything stated in light blue. temperatures will likely fall to a ground freezing -- to around freezing. the 52-574 the daytime high, wind out of the northwest at 5- 15. first, lisa baden. it's been a little busy, growing volume of traffic with a second
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ambulance call to a crash on southbound -- road at glen allen. traffic headed away from us is southbound on 270, looks great. headed through gaithersburg and now going up to the beltway in virginia, 395 pass duke street, headlights are northbound. leaving edsall road all the way to the pentagon is looking at a great pace. back to you. >> thank you. the recently opened intercounty connector already needs repairs. cracks were found on several bridges along the first segment of the toll road. shoulder lanes will be shut down partially from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. monday through friday and while they work on the bridges. the other lanes will stay open during the construction. the work is expected to take eight weeks. >> d.c.'s newest car sharing
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program is working out the kinks. it is a new alternative to the zipcar program. there are about 200 cars on d.c. streets. it lets users drop off any of the 200 cars pretty much anywhere within a restricted area. they had a few problems of today because some people left them in places where you cannot legally part. those cars were parked illegally. if you don't follow the rules then you will have to pay for the ticket and/or the towing. >> we are looking at 35 degrees in old town. its researchers on the verge of finding a cure for type 2 diabetes. results of some new studies coming up. >> ♪ rolling on a river ♪ >> dancing is going to end for one celebrity o
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clucks 5:45. here's what's coming up the 6:00, newt gingrich brings his campaign to maryland. we will have the latest from the campaign trail. >> a possible compromise over controversial documentary. why more teenagers could get the chance to see a movie called "bullying.: quicksand a big-name star playing sugar ray leonard in another movie. that's new at 56:00. it's the police have made an arrest in recent hate crime against a gay man in northwest. >> lashawn carter and some friends got into a fight with the victim and his friends on irving street in columbia heights. they ordered anti-gay slurs at the victim before he was shot. >> i cannot see that coming from
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her. >> she is charged with aggravated assault while armed. a gay man and a transgender woman were beaten two days before this in separate unrelated attacks. fairfax county police hope this composite sketch lead to the rest of a man who attacked a 16- year-old girl. the woodson high school student was walking home from school long pickett road last week when a man grabbed her neck from behind and assaulting her. they struggled, but she was eventually able to get free. >> 7 is on your side with new research suggesting that weight- loss surgery can reverse and possibly your type 2 diabetes. two studies compared stomach- producing operations to medicines. both studies found surgery helps far more patients achieve normal blood sugar levels than medicines alone. >> how quickly might they come off insulin? >> some patients, often in tha come
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off it within hours of surgery. >> doctors say weight-loss surgery should be offered sooner and to more people with diabetes and not just as a last resort. and we have good news for cchocolate lovers. people that need moderate amounts of chocolate are thinner than those who need it less often. those eating dark chocolate reduce their risk of heart disease by one-third. people who eat chocolate should exercise three times to five times a week. that takes a little bit of the fun out of it. >> it sure does. it is 5:47. tonight the dancing will stop for one celebrity on "dancing with the stars." first of 12 will get the boot to night court. i don't think it will be sherri shepherd. i called her the wrong name earlier, but sherri shepherd is
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competing this season. nashsh and giving her suggestions. and opera singer katherine jenkins does not look to be eliminated. to billing its ohio last nights dancing the jive -- last night she really hit a high note. she actually is leading the pack with 52 out of 60 points combined with last. rochon fegan william levy, and jaleel white are close behind. at the bottom is tennis star martina navratilova. she lost her footing right at the start of the giants. bruno h said er certification-- bruno said that her serve on into the net. >> that was pretty kind. >> you may want to call
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starbucks starbugs when you find out what is in one of their drinks. >> and iphone sales news. linda bell is at bloomberg headquarters in new york. >> i will get to the starbucks story, but let's begin with at&t and turning to microsoft a boost sales. the nokia and 900 running on microsoft's software uses at&t high-speed network. that goes on sale april 9 , $99. much cheaper than the latest iphone and the new or handsets running on android software. sports fans may find the iphone 4s more useful. apple is working on adding sports scores through a partnership with espn to its mobile service known as siri. espn is part of disney, which has a longstanding relationship with apple. this last story may get a lot of
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people upset about starbucks' strawberry frappuccino. what gives it a pink color is made from dried bugs. on the web site it says that its vegetarian. many starbucks ingredients can be combined to create a beverage free of animal-derived products, it says. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. the dirty details. >> to much information. >> let's move on to something nicer, but cherry blossoms. first lady michelle obama will take part in the latest activities for the festival. she will help with the centennial tree planting later this morning. >> this commemorate the 1912 gift of the trees from tokyo to washington.
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the first lady has been working on the green thumb. local students is a health care to plant a spring garden, part of her initiative to help students eat healthy. >> a new face of a giveaway just in time for spring if. >> we have outdoor patio furniture that is worth $4,500. all you have to do is go through to sign up. the winner will be announced friday on abc 7 news at 5:00. we need warmer weather to enjoy the patio furniture. >> you need a space heater to go along with it. >> 20 degrees colder this morning than yesterday at this time. it does not last long. in the '70s again tomorrow. something to look forward to. tilly on this tuesday morning. if temperatures are in the 30's in the district. actually at reagan national. -=--- chilly on this tuesday
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morning. it is 33 degrees at takoma park, maryland. in fairfax is one degree above freezing with the wind really not much of a problem. temperatures across the board 33 in martinsburg 32 in winchester, 34 in orange. in terms of the freeze morning temperatures will hover around the freezing mark. there is warning continues until 9:00 this morning, includes the district. calvert and st. mary's counties are not included. the chesapeake bay waters and potomac waters will keep temperatures well above freezing. skies will begin to climb up a little bit as we move through the day tomorrow. but a cold front arrives late tomorrow afternoon into the evening. that will give us a chance of a few embedded thunderstorms and a few showers. after that, skies will begin to clear answer temperature is still above average. today, mid 50's for the daytime
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high, wind out of the north west at 5-15 miles an hour. patchy frost into the west of d.c.. 70-75 degrees tomorrow. let's get an update on the rush hour commute. >> 66, greenway, the toll road are decent. seven out of round hill to get through sterling and eventually into dranesville everything working well. if nothing out of the norm in manassas park. fairfax is fine. on 29 as well through camp washington. looks good through falls church and 395 between landmark and the 14th street bridge. george washington parkway everything looks good between the airport and the beltway. they have been doing midday road work on the george washington parkway and between the memorial bridge between395, so plan accordingly. . back >> thank you.
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34 degrees in fairfax. >> still waiting to see if robert griffin 311 will be drafte
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>> tim tebow held his big news conference yesterday with the jets. and tebowmania has hit the new york city deli counter. >> the carnegie deli has a 3.5
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pounds and with an as corned beef pastrami, roast beef, american cheese, lettuce and tomato on white bread. this is its first celebrities and which using white bread and manas instead of the traditional buy bread and mustard. is the price of this and which? just $22.22. >> hopefully, you get a few friends to help you put that down. how about more news? a subway restaurant in ashburn not waiting until the nfl draft to honor robert griffin iii. is expected to go to the redskins. there's a sandwich named after him. it includes roasted chicken genoa salami, and sauce. $5.70 for the six-inch sandwich. the taste is all personal. >> much more reasonably priced. much more to come in the next hour. >> we will continue to follow breaking news out of annandale
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>> 6:00 this morning. a message found on a wall of a suburban high school. police are not taking any


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